A Land More Kind Than Home

A Land More Kind Than Home

By (author) Wiley Cash


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For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when you get caught spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to--an act that will have repercussions. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. He now knows that a new understanding can bring not only danger and evil--but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance.Told by resonant and evocative characters, A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all.

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  • Paperback | 309 pages
  • 124.46 x 203.2 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • 22 Jan 2013
  • William Morrow & Company
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062088238
  • 9780062088239
  • 319,732

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"A lyrical, poignant debut . . . In the mode of John Hart, Tom Franklin, and early Pat Conroy, "A Land More Kind Than Home" explores the power of forgiveness [and] the strength of family bonds."--Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Reads like a movie best book I have read in years can't wait for his next one...Dark Road to Mercy. Shame on you if you don't pick this up!.show more
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